John Hancock 401(k) Plan Management ERISA Class Action

Those who manage retirement plans have a fiduciary duty to plan participants. This means that they must act in the interest of the plan participants and beneficiaries. The complaint for this class action alleges that those managing the John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) acted in the interests of the company instead, by inappropriately favoring  Read more

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Shell Oil 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Duties ERISA Class Action

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governs retirement plans and other benefits at large companies and specifies that plan administrators and trustees have a fiduciary duty to act for the exclusive benefit of plan participants. In this class action, the complaint alleges that Shell Oil Company and various other defendants, some associated with Fidelity  Read more

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Sutherland Global Services 401(k) Fiduciary Duties ERISA Class Action

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs a number of benefits provided by larger employers to their employees. In this case, the benefit is the Sutherland Global Services, Inc, 401(k) plan. The complaint alleges that Sutherland Global Services, Clearview Group, and a number of individuals have breached their fiduciary duties to the  Read more

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Prudential Insurance Retirement Plan Mismanagement Class Action

Many employee retirement plans as governed by the Employee Retirement Income Savings Act of 1974 (ERISA). This class action, about the Prudential Employee Savings Plan, alleges that Prudential Insurance Company of America, the plan’s Administrative Committee, and its Investment Oversight Committee chose investment products for the plan that offered advantages to Prudential and its subsidiaries  Read more

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Goldman Sachs 401(k) Breach of Fiduciary Duty ERISA Class Action

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs various types of employment benefits, including retirement plans. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and the Goldman Sachs 401(k) Plan Retirement Committee “have breached their fiduciary duties and engaged in unlawful self-dealing with respect to the plan…”  Read more

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Anthem 401(k) Plan Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against ATH Holding Company, LLC, its Board of Directors, and its Pension Committee. The complaint alleged that these parties violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in their management, operation, and administration of the Anthem 401(k) Plan.  Read more

BBVA Compass 401(k) Plan Investment Options ERISA Class Action

This class action concerns the Compass SmartInvestor 401(k) Plan. The complaint alleges that BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., Compass Bancshares, Inc., and BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc.—the companies with responsibility for the plan—did not do their fiduciary duty to the plan, violating the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA).   Read more

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Providence Health Retirement Plans Settlement

Providence Health & Services is electing to settle a class action claiming it violated its fiduciary duties with respect to tis 401(a) Service Plan, its Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan, and its 403(b) Value Plan. The complaint alleged that those in charge of the plan made imprudent selection of investment options when there were superior, less  Read more

JP Morgan Stable Value Fund Settlement

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other JPMorgan companies are settling class actions alleging they violated provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and breached their fiduciary duties for the way they managed 401(k) investments in certain JPMorgan Stable Value Funds. The complaints alleged that the companies (a) managed the investments imprudently in investing  Read more

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California Retirement Plans Breach of Fiduciary Duty Investigation

Do you live in California and work for a company with more than 500 employees? Do you participate in its 401(k) or other retirement plan? Retirement plans for such large companies are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and they must meet certain requirements. However, not all of them do—and that may  Read more

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